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Valentine’s Day Guide

Recognised as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on 14the of February honouring Saint Valentine.

And because Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE, we have put together a list of fabulous restaurants and events to make Valentine’s Day special.

Spaces book quickly, so make a reservation today!


Places to Eat

Botanic Garden Restaurant

Garden of love

Enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s date.

Savour a 4-course degustation menu accompanied by a glass of sparkling in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Fall in love all over again in the open-air and leafy surroundings.

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Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road
Cost: $110 per person

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The Calyx

Enchanted love on Valentine’s Day

Fall in love all over again with a 4-course feast and a glass of rose surrounded by a magical secret garden with over 18,000 flowers and plants in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Calyx, Mrs Macquaries Road
Cost: $125 per person

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Sydney Tower Buffet

A sky high romance

Go above and beyond this Valentine’s Day. Ascend 85 levels above Sydney for a sky high feast that towers above the rest.

Enjoy an unlimited buffet dinner of 55+ gourmet dishes with a Strawberry Bellini cocktail on arrival plus selection of chef specials.

All couples will also receive chocolates and a rose.

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Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Sydney Tower Buffet, Pitt Street & Market Street
Cost: Adults $139 per person| Kids $35 per person (3-12 years)

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Aria Sydney

Enjoy the refined complexity of Aria’s tasting menu, coupled with Sydney’s unparalleled views for a memorable evening. 

Treat your special someone to a romantic dinner at Aria this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival followed by a decadent 5 course tasting menu, curated by Executive Chef Joel Bickford, while you take in the incredible views of Sydney Harbour.

Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: Aria Sydney, 1 Macquarie Street
Cost: $295

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The Morrison

Treat your special someone this Valentine’s Day and indulge your senses in their 4-course Valentine’s Dinner, complete with a flute of Piper-Heidsieck champagne on arrival.

Their Valentines Menu offers a delectable selection of Culinary Director Chef Sean Connolly’s signature dishes – with the starter and dessert courses designed to share and tailored to the ultimate foodie couple. Add a little love potion to your night with a selection of oysters and clams.

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Date: 13 – 16 February
Time: From 6pm
Where: 225 George Street (corner of Grosvenor Street), Sydney
Cost: $70 per person

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The Star Sydney

Say it with a four course meal!

Treat your loved one to an intimate 4-course set menu with a glass of Ruinart on arrival this Valentine’s Day or enjoy a mean plus all your Sokyo favourites or indulge in a scrumptious meal and amazing harbour views, or impress them with plenty of floral decors – your choice!

The Star Sydney has these all in store for you and your loved one. You may choose from their varying venues whichever suites you best.

Check out their venues and menu:
Valentine’s Day at Flying Fish
Valentine’s Day at Cherry
Valentine’s Day at Black Bar & Grill
Valentine’s Day at Sokyo

Their chefs have prepared exquisite menus from the hear. Wine and dine your Valentine at The Star.

Where: 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
Cost: $22 – $185

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10 William Street

There’s not many places in the city that have nailed casual European dining as expertly as the team at 10 William Street. Even if this tiny wine bar and restaurant looks packed from the street, it’s worth seeing if there’s not a table upstairs.

Visit and enjoy wine or carbs. There’s no point arguing whether you’ll be there for wine or food as we both know you’ll be there for everything they’ve got! The gleaming pretzel, the aroma spaghettini with shellfish, garlic, and chilli, or the cheeky glass of vino will definitely get you.

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Time: 5:00pm – midnight
Where: 10 William St, Paddington
Cost: $2 – $32

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Bea

Celebrate with that special someone at Sydney’s House of Fun!

Treat your special someone to a delicious share style set menu, created especially for the day of love. With waterfront views in the bea-utiful surrounds of Bea restaurant and a glass of Ruinart Champagne on arrival you’re sure to impress any guest.

You can also purchase a box of House-made chocolates for an additional $12.

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Please note only the Valentines Day set menu will be available for dinner on Thursday 14 February 2019.

Time: 5:30pm – midnight
Where: Level 2, 35 Barangaroo House, Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Cost: $125 per person

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Rosetta Ristorante

Treat your loved one to a romantic lunch or dinner this Valentine’s Day at Rosetta Ristorante.

Enjoy a glass of Champagne or cocktails in the sun on the terrace before sitting down to a beautiful Italian meal.

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Check out their menu!

Time: Lunch 12:00 – 3:00pm | Dinner 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: 118 Harrington Street, Sydney
Cost: From $8

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The Rook

Lobster till your heart’s content!

Treat yourself and a loved one this Valentine’s Day to a lobster feast fit for a King or Queen.

Includes a his and her cocktail on arrival, lobster bisque, lobster platter, lobster mac and cheese and more. Not to mention a gin and tonic trifle to finish!

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Where: Level 7, 56 – 58 York Street, Sydney
Cost: $110 per person

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Via Alta

Share a meal with someone special at Via alta and enjoy their bespoke shared menu.

Expect clean, classic cooking with the flavours of Northern Italy at this neighbourhood trattoria and finish the meal the Italian way, with a digestif and dessert. The specialty here is the ‘barbajada’ – a tribute to the Milanese hot drink, involving a creamy Amadei chocolate and coffee blancmange dressed with sticky caramel, vanilla gelato and crushed hazelnuts.

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Where: 197 High Street, North Willoughby
Cost: $75 per person

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NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

This Valentine’s Day treat your loved one to a New Orleans, Louisiana inspired three course dinner. Plus, you’ll also get to enjoy water views, an extensive wine selection, some of the best atmosphere in Barangaroo and Champagne Taittinger Cuvee Prestige all day.

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Where: Level 1, International Tower, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Cost: $79 per person

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Daniel San

It’s time to get loved up again peeps! Spoil that special someone this Valentine’s Day with a Japanese feast at Daniel San. Make a booking with them and they’ll treat you to a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival. Then make your way through your favourite dishes. Their chefs are even preparing some cute as a button Valentine’s specials for you to try.

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Where: 55 North Steyne Manly
Cost: $5 – $28

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Hugos Manly

Spoil the one you love at Hugos this Valentine’s Day.

Join us for an a la carte lunch or come in for dinner, have a glass of Veuve or Peroni and enjoy a romantic sunset over the spectacular Manly Cove.

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Where: Shop 1 Manly Wharf, East Esplanade Manly
Cost: $100

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Manly Wine

Spoil that someone special this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a heavenly 3 course menu paired with a glass of Moet & Chandon on arrival.

Romantic live guitarist playing all night.

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Where: 8-13 South Steyne, Manly
Cost: $90 pp | 3 courses and a glass of bubbles

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The Manly Pantry

With a view overlooking Manly Beach, The Pantry offers a stunning backdrop to any event from private dinner parties to corporate functions, wedding receptions and more.

A set menu showcases some of their best dishes made with the freshest local produce for Valentine’s Day.

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Where: Ocean Promenade, North Steyne, Manly
Cost: $90 pp

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The Park House

It’s that time of year again where we celebrate Saint Valentine and give a little extra lovin’ to our significant others. We know the way to anyone’s heart (not just a man) is through their stomach, so they’ve put together a beautiful bespoke Valentine’s Day menu that starts with a glass of Piper Heidsieck champagne to really set the mood for the night.

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Where: 2 Park Street, Mona Vale
Cost: $65 pp

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Ruby Lane

Another year, another Valentine’s! It’s that time of year again and Ruby Lane were wondering what they could put on this year to make this lovely occasion a remarkable experience!

Since life’s all about the unforgettable experiences you collect, Ruby Lane would like to make this Valentine’s Day another exceptional experience for you.

Join in for their Mindful 3 course Valentine’s dinner.

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Where: Shops 1 & 2, 200 Pittwater Road Manly
Cost: $69 pp

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Sotto Sopra

Celebrate with someone special with a romantic shared banquet menu. BYO wine is not allowed, however a fully licensed bar is available to order from. Their usual Pasta Night special will not be available in lieu of this special event.

See the menu.

Where: G04 The Palms 316-324 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport
Cost: $89 pp

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Things to do

Moonlight Cinema

Pack a picnic, gather the loved ones and celebrate with a cinematic night out under the stars!

Australia’s favourite and biggest outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema returns to stunning inner city parklands in Sydney.

Catch the summer’s biggest blockbusters, new releases, advanced screenings and cult classic films under a starlit cinema screen. Moonlight Cinema brings the festival atmosphere to film-watching.

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Valentine’s Day Cruises

Spoil your sweetheart aboard The Charter’s luxury catamarans.

Treat your love to a luxury cruise with The Charter. The 2 vessels are running multiple cruises to accommodate your busy schedule and allow flexibility with your Valentine’s Day plans.

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Valentine’s Day Girls Night

Perched on King Street Wharf looking over the harbour, The Loft is the perfect place to spend a girl’s night.

Join us for Sorbet Sessions this Valentine’s Day and enjoy 2 hours of bottomless sorbet cocktails with matching share plates.

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John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins

Two of the most authentic and loved figures in Australian music, John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins take to the iconic steps of Sydney Opera House to deliver new and old favourites for an unmissable double-bill that’s sure to make music history.

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Speed Dating in the Showers

No Valentine? No worries! Q Station is throwing a wicked singles event this Valentine’s Day.

Join in for a thrilling single-mingle event: Speed Dating in the Showers!

Start the night with drinks and canapes on the heritage wharf from 6pm, soaking up some liquid courage before you hit the shower block (fully clothed!) for a round of speed dating, hosted by Stephen Lee.

Continue the experience in the Laundry with a meal of share plates designed by the Executive Chef before joining a one hour Ghostly Encounters tour around Australia’s most haunted site! There’s nothing like a bit of adrenaline to spark a new romance.

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Weed Dating

Single gardeners and mingly backyard farmers – this one’s for you!

They’re combining their stellar skills of weeding veggie beds with their less practiced skills of match for a Valentine’s Weed Dating Special. Come and meet like-minded humans on the veggie beds and watch that inner west skyline get all golden as the sun goes down.

You’ll actually be weeding, so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and bring your mates!

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Stars for your Valentine

A night under the stars with your valentine?

Join us for a beautiful sunset picnic and some professional stargazing on Valentine’s Day.

Watch the sun set over the city and experience the amazing bats that leave Centennial Park each night.

You can then choose from a selection of telescopes and watch the stars with your loved one.

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Author: NBMs

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